Self-improvement Upward and downward social comparisons[ edit ] Wills introduced the concept of downward comparison in When a person looks to another individual or group that they consider to be worse off than themselves in order to feel better about their self or personal situation, they are making a downward social comparison. Research has suggested that social comparisons with others who are better off or superior, or upward comparisons, can lower self-regard,  whereas downward comparisons can elevate self-regard. Upward social comparisons are made to self-evaluate and self-improve in the hopes that self-enhancement will also occur.
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July Learn how and when to remove this template message With the advent of the concept of g, or general intelligencesome form of empirically measuring differences in intelligence, was possible, but results have been inconsistent.
Studies have shown either no differences, or advantages for both sexes, with most showing a slight advantage for males. Knowns and Unknowns by the American Psychological Association"Most standard tests of intelligence have been constructed so that there are no overall score differences between females and males.
His conclusions he quoted were "No evidence was found for sex differences in the mean level of g. Males, on average, excel on some factors; females on others". For example, they found females performed better on verbal abilities while males performed better on visuospatial abilities.
Other traditionally male advantages, such as in the field of mathematics are less clear. Sex differences in human memory The results from research on sex differences in memory are mixed and inconsistent, with some studies showing no difference, and others showing a female or male advantage.
Four different tasks of increasing difficulty were given to 9 males and 8 females. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure brain activity.
The lateral prefrontal cortices, the parietal cortices and caudates were activated in both genders. Aggression is closely linked with cultural definitions of "masculine" and "feminine". In some situations, women show equal or more aggression than men, although less physical; for example, women are more likely to use direct aggression in private, where other people cannot see them, and are more likely to use indirect aggression in public.
Studies by Bettencourt and Miller show that when provocation is controlled for, sex differences in aggression are greatly reduced.
They argue that this shows that gender-role norms play a large part in the differences in aggressive behavior between men and women. In humans, males engage in crime and especially violent crime more than females.
The involvement in crime usually rises in the early teens to mid teens which happen at the same time as testosterone levels rise. Most studies support a link between adult criminality and testosterone although the relationship is modest if examined separately for each sex.
However, nearly all studies of juvenile delinquency and testosterone are not significant. Most studies have also found testosterone to be associated with behaviors or personality traits linked with criminality such as antisocial behavior and alcoholism. Humans have modest general body sexual dimorphism on characteristics such as height and body mass.
However, this may understate the sexual dimorphism regarding characteristics related to aggression since females have large fat stores.
The sex differences are greater for muscle mass and especially for upper body muscle mass. Another possible explanation, instead of intra-species aggression, for this sexual dimorphism may be that it is an adaption for a sexual division of labor with males doing the hunting. However, the hunting theory may have difficulty explaining differences regarding features such as stronger protective skeleton, beards not helpful in hunting, but they increase the perceived size of the jaws and perceived dominance, which may be helpful in intra-species male competitionand greater male ability at interception greater targeting ability can be explained by hunting.
Another evolutionary theory explaining gender differences in aggression is the male warrior hypothesiswhich explains that males have psychologically evolved for intergroup aggression in order to gain access to mates, resources, territory and status. For example, on the scales measured by the Big Five personality traits women consistently report higher Neuroticism, agreeableness, warmth an extraversion facet  and openness to feelings, and men often report higher assertiveness a facet of extraversion  and openness to ideas as assessed by the NEO-PI-R.The Difference Between the Male and Female Brain.
Mark B. Kastleman. Significant differences exist between the male and female brains. Although what follows has been meticulously gathered from the research and writings of leading scientists and psychologists, it is by no means a hard and fast rule or description of every man and every woman.
Sex differences in psychology are differences in the mental functions and behaviors of the sexes, and are due to a complex interplay of biological, He also suggested that well documented greater variability among men (in comparison to women) on tests of cognitive abilities.
"Men and women need to find ways to deal with chronic stress. distinguished professor, department of psychology, UCLA. Robert Sapolsky, PhD, professor of neurobiology, Stanford University.
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On average, men have a larger waist in comparison to their hips (see waist-hip ratio) than women. Women have a larger hip section than men, an adaptation for giving birth to infants with large skulls.